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Boston Children's Leading National Discussion on Childhood Obesity in the Community October 10th and 11th

  • Boston Children's Staff
  • 9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
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Conference will address "Turning Science into Care" for obesity prevention

BOSTON, MA, Sept. 27, 2013—This two-day conference on Thursday, Oct. 10 and Friday, Oct. 11 will bring together national health providers, researchers and community leaders to discuss the latest childhood obesity research and its translation into successful community interventions. 

“Turning Science Into Care” will examine the underlying science, real-world challenges and opportunities for more effective prevention and treatment in the community. This unique gathering will be co-chaired by David Ludwig, MD, PhD, director, and Cara Ebbeling, PhD, associate director of the New Balance Foundation Obesity Prevention Center Boston Children’s Hospital, who have conducted highly-cited research into new dietary approaches to childhood obesity.

Topics include:

  • School-based interventions to address pediatric obesity
  • Interventions for preschool-aged children and families
  • After-school physical activity interventions
  • Community research: behind the scenes and beyond the manuscripts—what worked and what didn’t
  • Telehealth and integrated care for childhood obesity
  • Future of community interventions: collaborating for change
  • Connecting the pieces and advocating for change (Barbara Ferrer, Boston Public Health Commission)

When: 
Thursday, October 10, 2013   
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Friday, October 11, 2013
8 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Where:  
Boston Marriott Long Wharf
296 State Street
Boston, MA 02109

Full Conference Agenda and Information:  
www.bostonchildrens.org/pediatricobesityconference

To attend the event or arrange interviews with the speakers and panelists, please contact:
Cyndi Lepore
Boston Children’s Hospital
617-919-3110
cynthia.lepore@childrens.harvard.edu

The future of pediatrics will be forged by thinking differently, breaking paradigms and joining together in a shared vision of tackling the toughest challenges before us.”
- Sandra L. Fenwick, President and CEO
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